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  LANs  

LANs Refocus on Education
Reducing truancy, suspensions and expulsions
for at-risk children in Illinois


Data from ISBE on Suspensions, Expulsions and Truancy by LAN, with a breakdown of race/ethnicity and gender (2002-2003)


LANs Refocus on Education: Reducing truancy, suspensions and expulsions for at-risk children in Illinois

How?:

Instead of concentrating on deflecting children from the DCFS system, LANs will be charged with improving school outcomes for all at-risk children in their communities, including but not limited to DCFS wards. All LANs contracts will be redirected toward these goals. The same allocation formulas used in FY05 will be used in FY06 for each LAN.

Relationship to FCS:

The mission of the Family-Centered Services (FCS) Initiative is to develop, support, and maintain a coordinated and integrated statewide network of child-centered, family-focused and community-based prevention-orientated services.
FCS is funded with federal dollars through Title IV-B as part of the Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF) program.

In FY2005, Illinois plans to spend approximately $15.2 million in federal FCS money. Of that, approximately 33% is directed toward LANs contracts. Another 67% is directed towards contracts with private providers for a variety of FCS services, including intact family services, family preservation services, adoption preservation services, counseling, and extended family services. Many providers receive multiple FCS contracts through the LANs and for other FCS purposes.

In FY06 all LANs contracts will be redirected toward reducing suspensions, expulsions and truancy. Other FCS contracts with private providers will not be affected by this initiative.

 

 

 

 

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